Harvard MkIIB *

Harvard MK 4
Harvard MK 4

 History

The Royal Air Force initially ordered what would be designated by the USAAF as the AT-6 Texan in 1938 and named it 'Harvard'.  In 1940, the Harvard MkIIB was built under license in Montreal for the Royal Canadian Air Force, the RAF and the USAAF, with a total 2,557 built.  It is reported that in WWII an occasional Harvard would fly in to Annette Island, Alaska, where Canadian units were stationed, adding to the strength of the 11th Air Force.